Writers to hear their lines delivered by actors

07 April 2015

GCU Honorary Graduate and Cultural Fellow Blythe Duff

GCU Honorary Graduate and Cultural Fellow Blythe Duff

Students on the MA TV Fiction Writing programme will welcome GCU Cultural Fellow Blythe Duff and a group of actors to the University for a reading of their works on Tuesday, April 7.

The acclaimed actor, best known for her role as Detective Inspector Jackie Reid in Taggart, will read a series of short scripts prepared by students on the chosen subject, ‘tomorrow’.

As a Cultural Fellow, Blythe recently visited the students to offer advice from an actor’s perspective and to prepare the students for writing today’s scripts.

Speaking of her role as an Honorary Graduate and Cultural Fellow, Blythe added:  “It is lovely to be on the ground working with writers and I’m keen to encourage actors to come in and work with the scripts as they develop.”

MA TV Fiction Writing lecturer and script writer Professor Ann Marie Di Mambro said: “We are delighted to welcome Blythe and talented actors to GCU. It is a privilege to have someone of her experience and talent working with our students and, in turn, giving them the opportunity to hear their work interpreted and performed by professionals.”

Students and staff are welcome to attend the readings, which will take place on Tuesday, April 7 at 5.30pm in H113 in the William Harley Building.